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Nissan Pathfinder Common Problems and Solutions

Suspension problems

Problem:

When you are driving over speed bumps, or rough surfaces you may notice a knocking noise which is caused by a failure with the tension rod bushes. These bushes are connected to the lower control arm.

Solution:

If you fit replacement tension rod bushes, this will fix your problem.

Difficulty level

3

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Power door locking problems

Problem:

If you are having problems with the power door locks, then it is usually due to a known issue with the power door lock actuator.

Solution:

The first thing to do is to clean the connectors by removing the switch. This should sort the problem out. If not, you will need to fit a replacement actuator to resolve the issue.

Difficulty level

3

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Actuator

Clunking noise from front end when cornering

Problem:

If you are hearing a clunking, or squealing noise when you have the steering wheel at full lock during cornering, then it is a problem with the plastic steering stops being worn down, or breaking off. The noise is caused by metals rubbing against each other.

Solution:

You can try to apply some grease to the affected area, or fitting replacement steering stops will fix the problem.

Difficulty level

2

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Headlight problems

Problem:

If you are having problems with the headlights either not working at all, only one light working or they are not operating as they should. The common cause of the problem is with the headlight switch inside the turn signal lever.

Solution:

You can remove the turn signal lever and clean the contacts, which will fix the problem. If this is too much hassle, you can order a replacement turn signal lever with our breakers.

Difficulty level

3

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Fuel and temp gauges problems

Problem:

It is common for the Pathfinder to suffer with fuel problems, or temperature gauges not working. This is caused by a failure with the voltage regulator behind the dashboard.

Solution:

Replacing the voltage regulator will sort the problem out.

Difficulty level

3

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Reading these common Nissan Pathfinder problems should help you find out what is wrong with your Nissan Pathfinder – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your Nissan Pathfinder does have one of these issues.